Snow Conditions on Your Asphalt Parking Lot
Some people consider the first snowfall of the season to be a near-magical event whether they awaken to find an unbroken blanket of snow or watch the flakes fall until the ground is covered. Most people have at least some reaction to a heavy snowfall; you might be enthralled by the picture, or you might find yourself filled with dread at the prospect of having to venture out. Your thoughts may turn to the practical, and you may begin to ponder the effect that the snow is having on the various components of your building such as your gutters or skylights. You might also be wondering what kind of a toll the snow is taking on your asphalt pavement.
Snow Conditions on Your Asphalt Parking Lot – How Snow Can Affect It
One of the biggest problems that snow can present is that it will melt, and it will melt faster on asphalt than on concrete. Melted snow can pool in low spots, which means that when it freezes again, you will have patches of ice that can be extremely slick. To counter the icy patches, you may need to apply salt or a chemical deicer. Many deicing agents can mar the appearance of your pavement, and most of them will leave behind a residue for you to remove. What is even more troubling is that if there are any cracks in your pavement, the melted snow can leak beneath the surface and compromise the foundation. Every time that the trapped water freezes and thaws, the damage becomes more extensive.
How to Deal with Snow on Asphalt Pavement
For the safety of your visitors as well as the health of your pavement, the best way to deal with snow on asphalt pavement is to have it professionally removed. There are many different types of equipment that can be used to clear your pavement, but these machines are not designed for amateurs to use. With a novice at the controls, these machines can cause more damage to your pavement than the snow would likely have caused.
Let Dirtworks Handle Your Snow Removal
Dirtworks has been handling snow removal for many customers throughout the Cape Cod area for more than 20 years. We own a wide variety of equipment for snow removal, so we can match every job to the best equipment for the particular area. Furthermore, all of our operators are highly trained and have extensive experience.
In addition to snow removal, Dirtworks offers a full range of asphalt paving, repair and maintenance services, including sealcoating and pavement markings. We also provide site work and excavation services. Contact us today for a free estimate by submitting the online form or calling (508) 240-5541.
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